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The Romantic Life of a Writer . . . Not

Continuing on with May’s death march.

Started work on Fool’s Cup, writing 1640 words on my final story for the For a Few Gold Pieces More collection.

Then, I made my Amtrak reservation to attend BEA. I’ll be working Friday at the SFWA booth with the rest of my Writer Beware teammates and then Saturday, I’ll be splitting time between the SFWA booth at BEA and the StarWarp Concepts booth at BookCon. I suspect this will be a very wearying weekend when all is said and done.

I also had to contact Southwest Airlines to update my travel plans for Origins. Additionally, I’ve been in contact with my points of contact at Origins and apparently a few pieces of email may have been sucked up by my spam filter (it gets snarky when there are too many people cc’d on a piece of mail). So, after getting things straightened out, I got my galley corrections for “A Gryphon’s Tale” and my bio for Monsters off to Mike Stackpole.

Then, I had to make a quick call to my friend, Steve Roman to let him know when I was going to be arriving for BEA, since he’s letting me crash at his place in return for working at his booth.

On top of all this, I had to build a PowerPoint presentation and work on my talk for class tomorrow night. I’m doing a discussion on Amos Tutuola’s My Life in the Bush of Ghosts . Again, if you have not read Tutuola’s works, I highly recommend him.

And now, I’ve just finished editing the first 14 pages of Murder in Monaco before sending it in to the editor. Along with trying to just make it a better story, I’m trying to trim about 500+ words out of my story so it’ll meet the max limit. Yes, once again, I’ve written long and have to trim down. Go figure, right?

But, now, with my eyes blurring and my back informing me I’ve been sitting here a bit too long, I’m calling it a night.

Originally published at Richard C. White. Please leave any comments there.

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